Cultural competency

Hindu Dietary Practices: Feeding the Body, Mind and Soul

Our series on culturally competent dietary assessments continues with a look at the world’s third largest religion’s beliefs about food and health.

Careers in Rural Minority Health

Careers in Rural Minority Health

From the Mississippi Delta to remote Indian reservations, rural communities of color are among the most medically underserved in the nation--and the need for more nurses is especially acute

Click Here for Cultural Competence

Thanks to the new Culturally Competent Nursing Modules online training program, the skills nurses need to provide care to an increasingly diverse patient population have never been easier to learn--or to teach

Trialblazers

An innovative new program in Columbus, Ohio, is focusing aggressively on eliminating racial and ethnic cancer disparities--with a special emphasis on increasing minority patients’ participation in clinical trials

Closing the Cardiovascular Disease Gap

Experts agree that culturally competent preventive education can play a key role in reducing CVD disparities in minority communities. And who better to provide that education than nurses?

Till Death Do Us Part

Compared to their white counterparts, terminally ill Americans of color are much less likely to receive the comfort of hospice care as they near the end of life. By choosing careers in hospice and palliative nursing, minority nurses can play a key role in helping to bridge this gap.

Fighting Diabetes Disparities in Communities of Color

Fighting Diabetes Disparities in Communities of Color

From Indian reservations and U.S./Mexico border communities to major urban centers, minority nurses are finding that culturally competent interventions and community outreach are beginning to make a difference in closing the diabetes gap.

Culturally Competent Disaster Nursing

Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina underscore the need for post-disaster nursing care that is more sensitive to the cultural needs of communities of color

Nurses vs. HIV/AIDS Disparities: Creating Culturally Competent Interventions

In the conclusion of an exclusive two-part series, we examine the wide variety of resources available to help nurses develop their own culturally targeted solutions for addressing HIV/AIDS disparities in specific minority populations

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care

From raising community awareness to providing one-on-one patient interventions and multicultural support services, nurses of color can play a crucial role in easing the disproportionately high burden of Alzheimer's disease in minority populations.

Meeting Jewish and Muslim Patients’ Dietary Needs

Nurses’ sensitivity to these patients’ religious dietary requirements--and how strictly each individual patient chooses to follow them--can play an important role in the healing process

Developing Nurse Leaders. . .in the Indian Way

Pathways to Leadership is a minority nurse leadership development program with an exciting difference: It’s a culturally competent curriculum created by--and for--American Indian nurses.

Learning About Difference

A growing number of nursing schools are implementing cultural competency programs to prepare nursing students to care for a diverse patient population

Maximizing Minority Students’ Success in Clinicals

Maximizing Minority Students’ Success in Clinicals

What clinical faculty can do to help students of color and male students overcome barriers to successful performance in this crucial stage of their nursing education.

Kids Come in All Colors

Kids Come in All Colors

With the population of Americans under the age of 18 becoming more and more culturally diverse, minority pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners are in increasingly high demand.

What Critical Care Nurses Need to Know About Minority Health Disparities

What Critical Care Nurses Need to Know About Minority Health Disparities

Why are some racial and ethnic minority patients so much sicker than their white counterparts when they’re admitted to the ICU? A variety of complex medical, socio-economic and cultural factors are to blame.

Culture and Autism

Culture and Autism

A nurse with an autistic son and a multicultural marriage shares her personal insights on how different cultures have different ways of thinking about and coping with autism in the family

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